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Councils of Kent working in partnership to tackle flytipping

The 13 councils of Kent are working in partnership to tackle flytipping and waste crime. Flytipping is a crime with serious consequences and serious penalties. There should be no excuses for flytipping, with residents and businesses aware of their responsibilities when disposing of waste following last year’s campaign around illegal…

KCC takes ambitious step for zero fatalities on Kent’s roads by 2050

Kent County Council is taking the ambitious step of aiming for zero fatalities on Kent’s roads each year by 2050. Now out to public consultation, the strategy promotes shared responsibility for reducing road injuries. Whilst Kent County Council is taking the lead, the strategy will only succeed if everyone in…

Kent’s 2021 road resurfacing gets underway

The first phase of Kent’s road resurfacing programme for 2021 has recently started. This five million pound phase of work includes twenty six locations around the county and will continue through to the end of March. A considerably larger programme will continue over the spring, summer and autumn months. The…

One day road closure for Sandwich Toll Bridge

A road closure is planned for Friday, January 29 for maintenance to Sandwich Bridge. A specially commissioned gearbox spline will be installed – a component unavailable ‘off the shelf’ when the bridge reopened in December. As previously publicised, these works are required to maintain operation of the swing bridge. The…

Good-to-go lorry drivers help keep Kent moving

Border-ready HGV drivers are helping reduce the risk of issues on Kent’s roads and currently enjoying smoother trips through the county, the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said today. With COVID travel regulations tightening, and freight numbers expected to return to normal seasonal averages in the coming weeks, chair of the…

Free Employment Essentials courses from Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education has launched a range of free online “Employment Essentials” courses to help workers upskill during lockdown and make good use of their spare time. Anyone looking for a new job or wanting to progress their career can obtain the important skills they need from courses covering vital…

Rural areas benefit from Kent’s faster broadband Top-Up Voucher scheme.

Over 2,000 rural homes and business are getting next generation, gigabit capable broadband due to investment from the Kent Top-Up Voucher Scheme and the Government’s Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme. This builds upon the 95% of Kent properties that can already access an ultra-fast or superfast broadband connection. The scheme was…

Further Symptom-free Testing Sites Opening in Kent

Another five rapid-result coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites for people who don’t have symptoms are opening in Kent, in addition to 19 centres already in operation. The testing will find people who don’t currently have symptoms, who may be unknowingly spreading the virus in the community and the sites are part…

Older/disabled persons bus pass can be used before 9.30am

From today (Monday), holders of an older/disabled persons bus pass (ENCTS) will be able to use their bus pass before 9.30am Monday to Friday. Currently they cannot do so and a temporary arrangement is being put in place, so that they can access revised shopping arrangements during the national lockdown…

Snow warning and cold weather alert

There is the potential for snow tonight and tomorrow which could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport and icy stretches on untreated surfaces leading to the risk of slips and falls. Gritters will be out this evening and tomorrow morning treating all main roads in Kent. Warnings &…